University of Arkansas Community College at Hope

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University of Arkansas Community College at Hope
UACCH-AR-logo.png
Motto Your Bridge to the Future
Established 1965
Type Community college
Chancellor Chris Thomason Chancellor's Welcome
Undergraduates 1,532
Location Hope & Texarkana, Arkansas
33°38′30″N 93°35′47″W / 33.64180°N 93.59632°W / 33.64180; -93.59632
Former names Red River Vocational-Technical School; Red River Technical College
Affiliations University of Arkansas System
Website http://www.uacch.edu

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope (UACCH) is a two-year community college located in Hope, Arkansas and in Texarkana. It is affiliated as a division of the University of Arkansas System as a result a merger by act of the Arkansas Legislature in 1995 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[1] UACCH is an open-access institution that enrolls over 1,500 students at its 2 campuses.

UACCH was founded in 1965 as Red River Vocational-Technical School and the ground breaking ceremony for the campus was held in February 1966 by Governor Orval Faubus and state senator Olen Hendrix.[2] In 1991 it was renamed Red River Technical College and placed under the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.[3] This was done as part of a wider movement to transform Arkansas' technical schools into community colleges.[4] In 1996, the college was renamed to its present name and placed as a division of the University of Arkansas System.[3] The college offers over forty degree and certificate programs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Arkansas: Community College at Hope". 
  2. ^ "Fayetteville". Northwest Arkansas Times. NewspaperArchie. 1966-02-04. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  3. ^ a b "About UACCH". UACCH. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ "ATYC: The Origins of an Educational Success". Arkansas Business. 2000-10-02. Retrieved 2008-11-28.